Just sneaking in to announce that last night, just before 10:00 pm, I finished the first draft of The Unhappening of Genesis Lee! In seven weeks, I wrote 76,525 words. WOOT.
Like a typical first draft, it's a lovely disaster-- I'm already planning to rip apart the ending-- but it's actually the best first draft I've ever written. It won't need nearly the overhaul Devolutionaries got when its first draft was done. By comparison, that first draft took over four months, and included a complete re-start around 30,000 words. Why the difference? Obviously JuNoWriMo helped, but the biggest change was MORE EXTENSIVE OUTLINING. Give it a try, my friends.
Also...I might be having a shiny new idea. Tentatively titled Perception, I'm still brainstorming, but I've got a fabulous protagonist, a terrific setting, and a twisty-turney plot all in embryo form. And, because I got all excited about it, it also has a mock cover.
Sigh. SNIs have such terrible timing. Maybe the first draft of this one will be a NaNo project this year.
Okay, sneaking quietly away again...see you July 15th.